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New technologies have had a profound effect on the way we live, communicate and do business globally – particularly in the last 10 years…
We may be living through a Digital Revolution, but trying to understand many of the new technologies available can be daunting.
The ABC Technology Explained initiative aims to dispel the myths around new technologies and devices, and explore the kinds of journeys and possibilities they can and will take us on in an ever-changing, technology driven world.
As digital citizens, we live in a world where devices and applications deliver an increasing volume of information, faster, in more forms and available when we choose to consume or create, publish and share it with the rest of the world.
Television is now a truly multiplatform medium. This means you can watch programs on all sorts of devices from mobile phones and computer monitors, to giant LED screens in your living room. You also can control what, when and where you watch like never before. Internet TV services like ABC iView are accessible on all kinds of screens, and home media centres are sweeping away the traditional idea of the TV set.
Mobile phones have become one of the fastest spreading technologies in history. Soon, more people will connect to the Internet on their mobile and portable devices than from their desktop computers. Mobile devices allow us to access all of our digital needs from the palm of our hand, no matter where we are, making life more portable than ever.
The tremendous rise of Social Media tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube has vastly effected the way the world communicate. For hundreds of millions of people, of all ages, these tools provide a fast and simple way to share all kinds of information and connect with each other online.
These are just a few examples of core shifts that are occurring in our lives in the new digital world.
Of course, technology is changing all the time – and so on top of this there is a constant flurry of new trends to keep abreast with.
Whether you simply want to try Twitter or ABC iView for the first time, subscribe to your favourite radio program podcast, get tips on how to choose the right broadband plan for you, or find out more about newer, emerging technologies and devices.
Start by taking a look at one of 5 introductory videos on the new digital world – or browse ABC’s short features to discover new ways to Watch, Listen, Be Social and Be Online…